Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette- Mi Vida Loca

Hola! So I have been a sucker for Kat Von D palettes for awhile, they’re so preeetttyyy! I haven’t gotten one in some time though, until I happened to see this baby hiding in a leeeeeettle picture on the bottom of the Sephora site. The outside of the palette alone had me excited! Read on to see some more photos and swatches!

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Color Descriptions and names in order:

- Swan Song (iridescent pearl)
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Marya (shimmery vanilla)
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No Regrets (shimmery gold)
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Drama For Yo Momma (shimmery kelly green)
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Mad Max (matte sky blue)
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Dublin (iridescent purple)
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Sparklehorse (hot pink purple sparkle)
Altruism (pearl soft pink).
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Wonderchild (electric blue)

As you can probably tell from the swatches, these shades are a bit more pastel than I originally expected. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I think it would work well for the spring, and works nicely for those who are a bit intimidated by color, but like the idea of it. If you want these to really shine, definitely use some sort of base for them to stick to- like a white eyeliner.
I like that this palette doesn’t have any cream shadows that Kat Von D palettes tend to have, as I never touch them, so it’s nice to have all powder shadows here. One of my favorite colors here is actually the first shade, Swan Song (the off-white). The photos don’t do it justice, it has an awesome pink duo chrome going on and is beautiful! All shades in this palette are a frost or satin except the blue, which is matte. This doesn’t bother me, but might get a bit shimmer-overload for some.
As for the eyeliner, I think it’d be pretty just under the lower lashes, or smoked out around the rim of the eyes. It’s a nice vivid blue with a fun shimmer, and would be an unexpected twist on your basic, run-of-the-mill smokey black liner.
Another aspect of this palette that I really love is the packaging. I love the display of “Mi Vida Loca” on the front and how it’s a metallic gradient of color. The palette is metal and has a clasp to close, so the only way to open it is to push in the tab at the front. this is nice because if you’re like me and travel a lot, or tend to take your makeup with you, it’s not going to open on its own. The packaging does have a downside though, and that is the top is a little springy. When you press the tab to open it, the top kinda springs back a little quick. This is also annoying in the sense that the top only stays flat, you can’t keep it open at a 90 degree angle, so it can’t be hands free if you are planning to use the mirror inside.

This palette is available for $34 from Sephora.


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  • leah

    WHyyyyyy… I get sucked into her stuff!! I want to see these in person… very interested. Thanks

  • http://zadidoll.blogspot.com/ zadidoll

    How did you apply these? Over a primer or base? Wet or dry? Because every other blogger that I’ve seen do swatches of these the colors look chalky and dull while yours looks gorgeous.

    • Leesha

      oops! I forgot to add that. I applied them dry over an ELF eyeshadow primer.

  • Pixel

    I WANT IT

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/amandajoyg?feature=mhee Amanda Joy

    Me wants…

  • almeida88

    looks nice, almost looks like a rainbow in the middle ;) thanks for the swatches

  • ipandaface

    I saw this on the website today and I thought want. I am a bit disappointed they are pastel but at the same time they are very Rainbow Brite. :)

  • Brooke

    Great eyeshadows for a twenty twelve easter look. Just saying

  • http://clothesbutnotquite.blogspot.com/ Joelle

    Beautiful colours! I didn’t even know she had a make-up line. Thanks!

    • Ariana

      Everything by her always looks amazingly gorgeous, she has a very pretty, nicely varied line. There really is something for everyone that has different tastes when it comes to makeup. :)

  • Autumn :3

    I am a HUGE fan of Kat Von D’s palettes and i needd this!!!!!
    I’m happy these turned out more pastel as you said!:)
    I’m a huge fan of pastel colors in general so this will be funky and fun to play around with!
    That green and blue..look amazing!!!!
    I own like 7 Kat VON D palettes already including her Tattoo Chronicles volume 1! love her stuff!

    :3

    I’M SOO HAPPY ONE OF MY FAV MAKEUP/GURUS bought this!!!!:)

    Seems to be that all the stuff i’m interested in…. gurus never seem to buy :P

    but this made me happy :D

  • Sarah

    OMG! I need this in my life! Come on Income taxes momma needs a new palette =]

  • Kim

    I used to be obsessed with Kat Von D’s palettes, but now I just don’t reach for them anymore. I don’t really know why. This palette looks very pretty, but since I already have all of the Sugarpill colors and highlight shades like that, I won’t be buying. Great review!

  • http://hypercharming.blogspot.com Dizzy

    I LOVE this palette. I’ve been searching for an all-pastel palette but I never expected one from Kat von D. I have loved all the palettes I purchased from the line so I’m ordering this ASAP.

    On another note, I agree. The cream shadow in some of the palettes are so irritating. But that’s only one mark against otherwise flawless palettes.

  • http://xxdeadlylaughterxx.blogspot.com Danish

    Is the ELF primer you used good?
    I recently ordered some stuff off the website and skipped it for some reason.

    I thought it would suck.. and I don’t use much primers.

    • Jana

      I use the ELF mineral eye shadow primer literally everyday. I love it. I find it to work just as well as any other primer, but it’s much more budget friendly.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bunnycart Miss Katie

    Is there any product out there that you would compare these to? [ie; MAC, Urban Decay, etc]

  • Olivia

    Colors remind me of Easter :)

    I like the iridescent pearl shade, really pretty.

  • http://christineiversen.blogspot.com Christine

    This looks gorgeous!! I have never tried any of the Kat Von D palettes but now I really want to try them out. Heard so many great things about them :)

  • kellie

    Yawn.

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  • Sarah Bodkin

    I need the wonderchild gold color for my sunset look. You Leesha, are an insperation. :D

  • http://all-made-up-21.blogspot.com Laura

    Awww I love this palette!! I’m forever seeing stuff I like from Kat Von D’s beauty range. I wish there was a Sephora in Ireland!! Just found your blog, I love it:):) xxx

  • http://cjs-kitchen.blogspot.com Chris

    I love the colors – muy bonita!

  • Magnolia

    i really like these, can you do a tutorial using these please???

  • Angie C

    Thanks for the swatches w/primer…they are gorgeous…i ordered earlier today, cant wait :)

  • http://dawghawd.nd gadaw oadha

    fantastic post. Ne’er knew this, thanks for letting me know.

  • Annie

    Ahh these are so gooorgeous!